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“The book, music and lyrics, do both literally and figuratively sing on stage from the first notes. It moves quickly and smoothly. An evening of dreams come true."
Peggy Sue Dunigant, Theatre Critic, Vital Source Magazine, Milwaukee
Books, Music & Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark FriedmanBased on "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables is based on the timeless classic “Anne of Green Gables" which for over a century has been a favorite of countless people, both young and old - all across the world.
Our TYA 1-ACT VERSION has had regional and community theatrs and high school productions from Massachusetts to Washington State - South Carolina to Louisiana - and throughout the Midwest.
Our FULL 2-ACT VERSION has played across the country - from the Village Theatre in Issaquah/Seattle, WA where it now holds the box office record for ticket sales - to The Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA where it ran a record-breaking 35 performances - to the York Theatre, Off-Broadway, in Manhattan.
Photo Courtesy of The Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA
PRODUCTION & BOOKING INFORMATION:
The 1-ACT TYA VERSION of Anne of Green Gables runs 70 minutes (intermission optional). it has the same cast size and production values as listed above and Musical Score and / or Music Accompaniment Music Accompaniment Tracks are available.
Anne of Green Gables 1-ACT TYA VERSION is licensed by Theatrical Rights Worldwide -- access TRW at the link below.
The FULL 2-ACT VERSION of Anne of Green Gables runs - first act 1 hr/20 min / second act 56 min. It is fully orchestrated.
Anne of Green Gables FULL 2-ACT VERSION by Janet & Mark through VOGT FRIEDMAN MUSIC LLC - contact them at email@example.com
Cast size for both ANNE versions is 18 with some minor doubling.
Since the work features much of the ensemble in town scenes, school scenes, etc, the cast size can be augmented if need be, with doubling eliminated or with additional young children added. Sets may be as full or as simple as your production requires. Past productions of Anne of Green Gables have been both elaborately and minimally staged.
Photos above courtesy of the BARTER THEATRE, Abingdon, VA
Robert McKinney, reviewer for the Bristol Virginia Herald Courier writes that:
“Green Gables is well on its way to becoming a classic musical beloved by far more adults than children although it easily speaks to both.”
As the Barter Theatre noted in its ad promos, audiences of all ages “laugh, cry and jump to their feet” at every performance.
.TONY nominee Nancy Opel with Melissa Bohan at the York Theatre Production
CBS TV personality and Broadway actressMandy Bruno as Anne in the Columbus, Ohio ProductionMiami University of Ohio Theatre Production
"It is rare to find a musical that really moves you – that for whatever reason touches something very deep. That was my first reaction to GREEN GABLES. Perhaps it was the classic story from which it is so masterfully adapted. Perhaps it was the music that captured my ear so quickly and reminded me of why I went into musical theatre in the first place. This is one of those rare ensemble pieces of theatre that can transport the audience with words and music – this is what excites me as a director - it challenges me - and in the end, it makes me very proud to have been a part of it."
KEVIN MOORE - Managing Director of The Human Race Theatre, Dayton, OH
Photos above courtesy of the VILLAGE THEATRE, Issaquah, WA
Photos above courtesy of the Victoria Theatre, Dayton, OH / Human Race Theatre
Photos above from the MARS HILL HIGH SCHOOL production